It’s Black Friday! Have you found a deal that seems too good to be true?
· Criminals advertise products on auction sites at rock-bottom prices using fake payment pages to obtain your personal and financial information.
· Be scam savvy by reading online reviews to ensure websites are genuine and use the payment methods recommended by reputable online retailers and auction sites.
· Where possible, use a credit card for purchases over £100 and up to £30,000 as you receive protection under Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act.
· Read online reviews from reputable sources to confirm websites are genuine
Bargain or a scam?
· In the heat of the moment, it can be hard to tell, especially on Black Friday!
· #TakeFive when shopping online, as criminals can trick you into purchasing goods that don’t exist by advertising too good to be true prices/offers or items that don’t really exist.
· Stop – Taking a moment to stop and think can keep you and your money safe.
· Challenge – Keep your money and information safe from criminals by only purchasing items from authorised sellers and doing your research fully before making a purchase.
· Protect – if you think you’ve fallen for a scam contact your bank immediately and report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.
Source: Take Five
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